After graduating from CLU with a degree in biology, Holly applied her education and skills to do humanitarian work for the Peace Corps in Guatemala. There she organized and trained Peace Corps volunteers and educated women in gardening, health, sanitation and nutrition.
While continuing her humanitarian work for CARE during the 1990s, Holly went on to get her master’s in humanitarian assistance from Tufts University. For the past three years, she has worked for CARE Ethiopia as the Assistant Country Director with responsibilities for managing food security, emergency programs, HIV/AIDS awareness and care, reproductive health, child survival and education of young girls. She is currently assigned to Mozambique.